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extracellular

 [ek″strah-sel´u-ler]
situated or occurring outside a cell or cells.

ex·tra·cel·lu·lar

(eks'tră-sel'yū-lăr),
Outside the cells.

extracellular

/ex·tra·cel·lu·lar/ (-sel´u-lar) outside a cell or cells.

extracellular

(ĕk′strə-sĕl′yə-lər)
adj.
Located or occurring outside a cell or cells: extracellular fluid.

ex′tra·cel′lu·lar·ly adv.

extracellular

[-sel′yələr]
Etymology: L, extra + cella, storeroom
occurring outside a cell or cell tissue or in cavities or spaces between cell layers or groups of cells. See also cell, edema, interstitial.

ex·tra·cel·lu·lar

(eks'tră-sel'yŭ-lăr)
Outside the cells.

extracellular

In the space surrounding a cell or collection of cells. The extracellular tissue fluid is the medium of transfer of nutrient materials and oxygen, and of waste products, between the cells and the blood.

extracellular

situated or occurring outside the cell, for example extracel lular digestion, where cells secrete enzymes to break down food material which is then absorbed.

ex·tra·cel·lu·lar

(eks'tră-sel'yŭ-lăr)
Outside the cells.

extracellular

situated or occurring outside a cell or cells.

extracellular constituents
all of the constituents of the body outside the cells; include water, electrolytes, protein, glucose, enzymes, hormones.
extracellular fluid
all of the body fluid lying outside the cells. Includes intravascular fluid or plasma and the interstitial fluid. That part of the extracellular fluid that is in special cavities which have special characteristics, e.g. synovial fluid, urine, aqueous humor of eye, are called transcellular fluids.
extracellular matrix
the network of proteins and carbohydrates that surround a cell or fill the intercellular spaces.
extracellular space
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